Disability tax credit (DTC)
As a result of these measures, more families and people living with disabilities will qualify for the DTC. The DTC also opens the door to related benefit programs linked to DTC eligibility, such as the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and Canada Worker’s Benefit (CWB), both which provide important financial relief.
The updated criteria will make it easier for individuals to be assessed and give more eligible people access to the DTC and other benefits.
The major changes include:
Benefits and credits available for persons with disabilities and their caregivers
Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
For more information please visit Employment and social development Canada
PTSD Awareness Day, June 27
PTSD has become a global health issue and the prevalence of it is gaining awareness. In Canada, between 1.1 and 3.5 per cent of the general population is thought to have PTSD.
For more information check this link
Disability support program
You may qualify for this program if:
- You are a resident of New Brunswick
- You are 19 to 64 years of age
- You have a long term disability (this does not include a medical condition that does not result in long term disability or services required to address drug, alcohol, nicotine or gambling addictions).
Canada Disability Benefit Legislation reintroduced
You can view the Bill at this link
The press release is available at this link
Disability awarness week May 29 to June 4, 2022
This year's campaign theme is “Adapt – Improvise – Overcome!” For more information please visit the sites: gnb.ca Neilsquire
Expansion of Ready, Willing, and Able (RWA)
For more information, please check this link
Only 13% of Canadians are feeling empathetic, down markedly from two years ago
Empathy is the ability to understand another’s perspective and feelings.
“The decline in empathy that we are seeing is concerning,” says Margaret Eaton, National CEO, CMHA. “If we are to resolve our conflicts in relationships, in society and globally, we need to understand one another, even when we don’t agree.”
For more information please visit CMHA website
Health Services Mobility and Adaptive Equipment Loan Program
Equipment may be loaned through the Recycling Program, which is jointly administered with Easter Seals NB, or it may be purchased to loan when recycled equipment is not available.
Cost limits exist for most equipment to ensure that the program operates as cost-effectively as possible. Therefore only basic and/or functional medical needs can be addressed and equipment can only be exchanged when it is no longer safe or medically appropriate.
This Mental Health Week is all about empathy May 2-8, 2022
It’s a familiar expression and one you’ve likely used countless times throughout the pandemic. When someone has been sick or stressed, felt lonely or lost their job. You say it without having to think: “I get it. I’ve been there. I can relate.”
But did you know that, hiding in these very simple sentences, is a sophisticated skill you may not even realize you have? Psychologists and researchers call it empathy. And it’s not just for therapists or counsellors. Empathy is the ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in their situation. It’s a simple concept, but it may be the very thing we humans need most.
For more information, please visit the Canadian Mental Health Association
Mental health awarness week May 2 - 8, 2022
There is growing information that workplace mental health is becoming a more significant challenge (e.g., YOY increases in STD/LTD & WCB claims due to mental health). Knowing workers' mental health is a growing concern is not enough. Assuming that simply putting in place programs and policies will be enough to impact is a common mistake.
Complimentary webinar details:
DATE: May 3rd 2022
TIME: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm